Those who’ve been harmed by physicians in hospitals that they trusted to help them should consider their legal options, such as speaking with a Prince George’s County hospital negligence lawyer who can fight for their rights. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to learn more about hospital negligence and how our legal team can help you.
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People from all walks of life go to hospitals to receive treatment for various injuries, illnesses, and diseases. Hospitals handle virtually all medical procedures, and though we’d like to think they are always looking out for our best interests, this is not always the case. If you were injured in a hospital because of an act of malpractice, you can count on a Prince George’s County medical malpractice lawyer right here at our firm to fight for you.
Examples of Hospital Malpractice
Unfortunately, there are very many ways in which a medical professional can commit an act of malpractice. Some of the most common types of hospital negligence/malpractice that our firm sees are as follows:
- Birth injuries
- Ignoring doctor’s orders
- Misreading charts or lab results
- Failing to order the appropriate tests
- Failing to refer a patient to a specialist when necessary
- Surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery
- Anesthesia errors, such as using too much or too little
- Medication errors, such as giving a patient the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication
- Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis
Bringing Your Claim
If you are looking to bring a medical malpractice claim against the medical professional who harmed you while you were in the hospital, you should first retain the services of an experienced Prince George’s County hospital negligence lawyer who can work to gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your medical malpractice claim. If we are successful, you may receive financial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the financial cost of an injury, while non-economic damages compensate a person for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other non-monetary damages.
Statute of Limitations
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is three years from the date you discovered your injury, or five years from the date your injury occurred, whichever comes first. Waiting past the statute of limitations will most likely permanently time-bar you from suing. Our legal team is prepared to assist you today.
Contact a Prince George’s County Hospital Negligence Lawyer
No one should have to endure injuries sustained at the hands of a negligent medical professional on their own. Our team is here to help all those who’ve been harmed by hospital staff or management. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to schedule your free initial consultation.